Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
R. Buckminster Fuller
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
Roger Tory Peterson
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I am two with nature.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
Orison Swett Marden
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
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